Leonard Film Fellowship: Summary

for 2018-19

What Do I Need to Apply?

The following is a summary of the information you will need to complete the electronic application.

Section 1: Applicant Information
  • Name, email address, student ID, program, citizenship status
  • Confirm eligibility
  • Indicate human/animal subjects use, if applicable to research 
Section 2: Application

Education Statement

Research Proposal

  • Maximum two-pages, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins.  Key references, diagrams or pictures may be included (but they are not required) on a single additional appendix page (no formatting requirements).
  • Include a working title for your research project at the top of the proposal.
  • After the title, begin the statement with a 100-word abstract describing the extent to which your research centers on film, and its potential contribution to film scholarship.
  • Your research plan should describe the work already completed, the current status of the project, and whether or not it is to form the basis of your dissertation.
  • If your research is part of a larger group project, be specific about your role and independent contribution.
  • Explain how your research will be completed if this request is not funded or if other needed funds are not forthcoming.


Curriculum Vitae

  • Maximum two-pages, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins.
  • Focus on activities relevant to your research, publications, presentations, academic accomplishments & awards.


UMN Graduate transcript

  • Unoffical transcript with explanation of any incomplete grades.


If applicableIRB/IACUC documentation for human/animal subjects

Section 3: Recommenders
  • Two letters of recommendation (first recommender must be major advisor, second recommender may be co-advisor or other faculty) 
  • Letters are due by the deadline.
Section 4: Save/Update/Submit or Request Letters
  • Electronic signature, copy of application and letter request options
  • Send electronic letter requests to recommenders well in advance of the application deadline.